The Sunday Times reports on the launch of the IEA's Brexit Prize
The Brexit prize, under the auspices of the Institute of Economic Affairs, offers €100,000 (£86,000) for the best blueprint for Britain outside the EU. The judging panel is chaired by Lord Lawson, the former chancellor, who in today’s Sunday Times repeats his view that, freed from the shackles of EU membership, Britain would prosper.
Not everyone, of course, will agree. Ahead of the publication this week of the first phase of the government’s review of the balance of EU competences, the Japanese government has ruffled feathers by setting out its own position. It has suggested that up to 1,300 Japanese firms could review their investments in Britain and up to 130,000 jobs could be at risk in the event of withdrawal.
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